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Should your dog sleep in bed with you? It's a contentious question. Even a small dog can take up a lot of bed space, and some trainers will say that having your dog sleep in a crate or in their own bed sets an important boundary that helps their behaviour. But on the other hand: the snuggles.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Using a tablet in bed is usually a hassle -- whether you opt to lie on your back or lean on your elbow, you eventually get tired or cramped arms. Simon Knowles has come up with a novel solution that lets you watch movies in bed hands-free. He calls it the iPoise.

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What does your optimum ergonomic workstation look like? Ergonomic product company Ergotron offers an installation tool to figure out just that. Just click your height and various values are displayed; sitting eye height, standing elbow height, seat height, etc. Using this made me instantly aware of how screwed up my sitting system (such as it is) really is—and why I have such a backache.

Workstation Intallation Tool

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Yahoo launches new webapp MapMixer, which blends an existing map image with Yahoo Maps. Handy for overlaying a static public transportation system, campus or hiking trails map onto a fancy-pants dynamic Ajax map, MapMixer's essentially an easy-peasy mashup maker for anyone with a map digital image (or a scanner). Just upload your image and fit it onto Yahoo Maps. Here's an example of a MapMixer map in action.